Each year the Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation sponsors two auctions. One auction is online and is open to the general public. The other is a silent auction and is open to Tennessee Arts Academy attendees, faculty, staff, and official visitors.
TAA Online Auction
The TAA Foundation offers an exciting online auction that opens in early July, the week before the Academy begins, and ends on Thursday afternoon of the Academy session. The TAA Online Auction has gifts arranged by category including restaurants, jewelry, vacation destinations, musical instruments, concert and sporting event tickets, and much more.
The TAA Online Auction is open to the general public. All bidding can be done from the comfort of your own home or office. Here is the link to the TAA Online Auction site. Check this site regularly for announcements on the exact timing when the auction will open and close, as well as a list of current items up for bid.
The TAA Silent Auction runs Tuesday through Thursday during the Academy session. It is open to all Tennessee Arts Academy attendees, faculty, staff, and official visitors. Tennessee Arts Academy participants are each asked to donate an item for the auction. An auction gift acceptance table is open during TAA registration on Sunday, prior to the start of the Academy. All silent auction proceeds help provide much needed funding for Arts Academy activities throughout the year.
All types of gift items are accepted for both the online and silent auctions. Artwork, concert and sporting event tickets, jewelry, dinner for two, hand-made items, and your own original creations are just a sampling of ideas for items that will be appreciated. All item(s) should be new and in their original package. Signed posters, programs, books, sporting gear, and other “priceless” gifts are always very popular and obviously need not be new if they are collectibles.
Please support the important work of the Academy! Your gift will help make the auction a fun and exciting event for all TAA participants and online bargain shoppers.
If you have any questions, feel free to call the Academy office at 615-460-5451 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.